Debra Messing

Born Aug 15, 1968

Debra Lynn Messing is an American actress. She is widely known for her television roles in Will & Grace, The Starter Wife and her current series Smash. Following her graduation from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Messing rose to prominence in several short-lived series, such as the Fox sitcom Ned & Stacey and the ABC's sci-fi Prey.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on August 15, 1968.


1986 17 Years Old In 1986, she was Rhode Island's Junior Miss and competed in Mobile, Alabama, in the America's Junior Miss scholarship program. … Read More


1990 21 Years Old In 1990, after graduating summa cum laude from Brandeis with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts, Messing gained admission to the elite Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts which accepts about 15 new students annually. … Read More
1993 24 Years Old In 1993, Messing won acclaim for her acting in the pre-Broadway workshop production of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America: Perestroika.
1994 25 Years Old Subsequently, she appeared in several episodes of the television series NYPD Blue during 1994 and 1995.
1995 26 Years Old In 1995, Messing made her film debut in Alfonso Arau's A Walk in the Clouds playing the unfaithful wife of main character Paul Sutton (Keanu Reeves). … Read More
1996 27 Years Old Messing appeared as Jerry Seinfeld's date in two episodes of the series Seinfeld: "The Wait Out" in 1996 and "The Yada Yada" in 1997. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old She also co-starred in the Tom Arnold vehicle McHale's Navy in 1997.
1998 29 Years Old In 1998, Messing played a lead role as the biolanthropologist Sloan Parker on ABC's dramatic science fiction television series Prey. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old 1 More Event
And Messing's trademark curls on Will & Grace won her five Crown Awards from voters at the celebrity hair site Super-Hair.Net between 2000 and 2008.
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2007 38 Years Old She also starred in the 2007 television miniseries The Starter Wife, which was nominated for 10 Emmy awards, including one for Messing for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
2008 39 Years Old In 2008, Messing reprised her role as Molly Kagan in the television series The Starter Wife, consisting of 10 episodes.


2010 41 Years Old In early 2010, Messing starred in the ABC comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong for the 2010-2011 primetime season, but the pilot was not picked up by ABC.
In 2011, Messing was ranked no. 22 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV.
2012 43 Years Old Messing filed for divorce on June 5, 2012. The divorce was officially completed on March 1, 2016.
Messing appeared with Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Leighton Meester in Frank Whaley's drama film Like Sunday, Like Rain in 2014.
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